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Old 01.03.2011, 20:28
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Not fair -I want my favourite nail scissors back! Sure you SAK would NOT have made the return journey in your pocket. The Swiss are weird (yes I know!).
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Old 01.03.2011, 21:07
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A month ago I took a 15kg steel cased subwoofer on as hand luggage. The guy at Terminal 5 took it aside, rescanned it, saw not-a-lot, asked if it was mine, I said yes, he said OK. All around me were a Romanian contingent being made to taste their children's formula milk.
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Old 01.03.2011, 21:17
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Re: Confiscated items at airport

My Nephew once was stopped for having a Knife in his Backpack. When Security opened the bag, it turned out to be a rubber Knife, and they said it was no problem, and he could keep it. When they then landed, and arrived at their destination, he pulled out a real knife of the backpack too.
The scanner saw it, but the officer who opened the bag, only saw the rubber knife.

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Old 01.03.2011, 21:17
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A month ago I took a 15kg steel cased subwoofer on as hand luggage. The guy at Terminal 5 took it aside, rescanned it, saw not-a-lot, asked if it was mine, I said yes, he said OK. All around me were a Romanian contingent being made to taste their children's formula milk.
The tasting of formula milk or breast milk seems to be standard in the UK. See my post on page 1
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Old 01.03.2011, 21:23
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I know, and am (used to it).



Actually, you said this:



So we agree that it has nothing to do, really, with being safe, or sorry for that matter.
I don't care when it's me sitting on the plane ...
Actually thinking of all those people who have just had their nail clippers, tweezers, bottles of water and toy guns removed make me snigger a little

I hate flying - but their journey will be worse .....

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The tasting of breast milk seems to be standard in the UK. See my post on page 1
I blame the tentacles of public schooling for that ...
Could have been worse - they could make you eat a soggy biscuit
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Old 02.03.2011, 13:24
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The tasting of formula milk or breast milk seems to be standard in the UK. See my post on page 1
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Old 02.03.2011, 13:26
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Bet you havent seen this then?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12569011

Sorry OT.
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Re: Confiscated items at airport

I know locals who benefit greatly from quite a number of items that are confiscated at the airport from expensive beluga caviar (Brought in far over the weight restrictions) and other foods to a variety of liquor...I don't know the specific procedure but it's routinely given away...I'm not a fan of caviar but apparently that's one of the most common things confiscated
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Old 04.05.2012, 09:34
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If the security authority or other higher authority find the Confiscated items at airport, they must search the all the items regarding that persons and gave some fine. If they find items are really very harmful or dangerous to the environment, they must be destroyed immediately otherwise many problems will be face. Among the most common items like Swiss Army knives or similarly sharp multi use pocket tools, though the gamut runs to swords.

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Old 04.05.2012, 09:44
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If you pass the security check with a bottle of water, they ask you to empty or trash it. But if the water is in a kids bottle (with a child next to you) they let you go with it...

Same water, different container.
That's not my experience. We travel with three kids and one is diabetic and often has his water bottle and a juice drink with him.... they have always asked us to discard the bottle (or he sits at the scanner and drinks it) and the juice drink...

The only time we got away with taking liquids with kids was when travelling with an 8 month old. Then you can have 'baby food'... they can ask you to eat some of it just to 'prove' that it's really food
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Old 04.05.2012, 10:03
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Re: Confiscated items at airport

On a trip from CH back home to NZ once I brought with me, as carry on luggage, a foot long tear drop crystal ornament (and now cannot for the life of me remember where we bought it from. Some glass studio that let people in behind the scenes to watch how it's done. Sarn? S... something with S I think.)

Anyway, boxed up, wrapped up, bagged up, and no trouble through Zurich, Frankfurt or LAX six months after 9/11. But wouldn't you know it? Auckland security pulled me up on it because, I don't know, I would want to take over a plane flying into Christchurch with a piece of glass. Or something.

Meh, the only way we can be sure that we can fly safely is to have everyone stripped, scanned, tied into the seats and then drugged asleep for the duration.

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And check here for what they do in Sweden, apparently, with confiscated alcohol: http://www.ehow.com/list_7612849_wac...ve-energy.html
I've now read that in two places on the internet so it must be true!

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Old 04.05.2012, 10:19
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I want to blow the plane
well, that would be some interesting in flight 'entertainment'
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